YouTek Seven Star

Reviewed by Bruce Levine and Richard Pagliaro | April 25, 2011

Tags: racquet

Gear Review

How It Tested: The brightest star in Head’s Star Series game-improvement line, the Seven Star comes fully loaded with technology. It’s the only frame in the family with the full control ring, which Head says reduces string deformation on impact, offering maximum accuracy. The 115-square inch head combined with QuadFace technology—added to stretch the string bed and expand the sweet spot—gave players plenty of power on groundstrokes, yet it was not unbridled power. Testers said the frame was comfortable, and spin production came easily on both strokes and serves.

Likes: It provides comfortable power that can elevate a small swing to a more imposing impact, without making the arm feel as if its been burdened by swinging a barbell. The heaviest stick in the Star Series isn't bulky and was easy to navigate through the hitting zone. The Seven Star is 1/3 of an inch longer than standard-length frames, which some testers found beneficial on serves.

Dislikes: You likely won’t produce Bryan brother-like volleys around the net. This is the best-equipped member of the Star Series, though all that comes at a cost: it’s the most expensive frame in the family. If price is an issue, the Six Star and Four Star, which are both less expensive, both scored favorably with play testers, though neither of those frames are as fully loaded as this one.

Bottom Line: Club doubles players aiming to boost their power output and maximize their swings will get the most out of this frame. Beginners, players with shorter swings seeking help from a frame, or older players who have lost some pop on their shots will also benefit from the Seven Star.

Info & Specs

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Length:27.33 in

Head Size:115 sq in

Strung Weight:9.8 oz

Balance:8 points head heavy

Swing Weight:336

String Pattern:16 mains, 19 crosses

Flexibility:Extremely Stiff

Suitable NTRP:2.5 - 4

Beam Width:26 mm / 28 mm / 28 mm

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